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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
500ml bottles and 440/500ml cans: Filtered. Also available in kegs under nitro pressure.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger and Fuggles hops - late-hopped with Fuggles.
First brewed in the 1950s.
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanCrusher (599) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Clear copper colour with small, frothy, off-white head that dissipate in a minute. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts. Taste starts light bitter with almond, burnt caramel and unripened nutts. Finish is light bitter, too. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Better than I thought it’ll be...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkm (216) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
500 ml can. Pours pale copper amber, small white head. Caramel and hops in the aroma. Tastes as smells - a little bit caramel, some hops. A little sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is clear golden color with a slight head and the aroma is slightly malty and the taste is thin and slightly bitter

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1334) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
500ml bottle - Thought I’d done this one, but obviously slipped under the radar. Pours pale brown with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of malt, toffee, caramel and fruits. Taste is of malt, slight bitterness, fruits, slight mineral notes. Fairly flat on the finish, not much after taste. A lot better than I feared.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Caramel, toffee, and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium-bodied. Finishes with a little sweetness.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Canette de 500 ml achetée dans une LCBO de Toronto. Dégustée le 14 juin 2009 (pint). Bière rousse limpide tirant sur le orange. Mousse peu, col mince et éphémère. Peu effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur caractéristique de céréales, de pain grillé, de raisons secs et de cognac. Plutôt fade, goûte l’eau, manque de caractère. Goût un peu âcre en finale. Manque de saveur, le nez annonçait mieux.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bloke (12) - Wei Hai, CHINA - APR 10, 2014
drinking an import in China, not as strong palate as expected, good but not great. prefer something a little maltier

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
Nitro can. Malty, nutty flavor with a bit of caramel leading to an eventual kick of hops. Earthy with a hint of orange zest. A little more hops would help greatly

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (667) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Dark amber. Finger high, thick head. Fruity aroma with a light touch of hops and liquorice. Fruity toffee flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1494) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a clear malty copper colored body with a film of a head just sitting on the top of the body, barely any lacing. The smell had sweet English malts, "soapiness" more or less to some drinkers. The taste was sweet through the malts, that English malty aftertaste, sticky sweet finish. On the palate, it sat a light to medium in body and was fairly sessionable. Carbonation is standard for the style leading to a decent smooth sort of coating of the mouth and tongue Overall, this is a good beer for the style, and good beer to me, now where’s my fish and chips.


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